On Sat, 27 Jan 2007, Sven Schreiber wrote:
-- ok, so IMHO gretl should not allow to leave the return value
name empty in the package call GUI. Right now it seems possible
to not provide a name for the returned object and still call the
function. As a result it appears that the return value is
discarded. I cannot see the use of that behavior, so I propose
that gretl catches that specific user input error.
Not sure I agree on that. A function may, for example, print
something the user is interested in (e.g. some sort of hypothesis
test) and offer a return that is only of interest to experts (say,
a vector of relatively "raw" values that could be further
Why should the GUI user be forced to assign the return, when the
script user is free to ignore it?